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Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1995-06-25


Topics Live concert


Shakedown Street, Wang Dang Doodle, Jack A Roe, Mama Tried*-> Mexicali Blues*, Loose Lucy, Picasso Moon Box Of Rain, Rain, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Truckin'-> Rollin' & Tumblin'-> Samba In The Rain-> Drums-> Space-> Wharf Rat-> Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date June 25, 1995
Venue Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Location Washington, DC

Source Audience: Nakamichi 300's
Lineage Nakamichi 300's > Sony D7 > Soundblaster Live > CD Wave > mkwACT > SHN
Taped by Wally Stine
Transferred by Wally Stine


Notes

FOB Nak 300's at 6 feet, then up to 8 feet. 40 feet from stage, Dead fuckin center. Into a dony D-7. Dat > Sblive > cd; Seeded to etree by Wally Stine

Reviews

Reviewer: Faretheewell - - May 5, 2014
Subject: My Last Show
After the dismal show the night before, I reluctantly went to this one. Today is the first time that I've listened to it since that day. In truth, it was only a fair show, but Jerry did have so much more energy than the previous day.
Reviewer: duggygee - - January 17, 2010
Subject: Orange veins in the sky
Can I be completely transparent? Don't remember much, tripped my ass off, whoopeee!!! Fitting conclusion for the last time I ever saw Jerry and the Grateful Dead live. Thanks for the memories!-)
Reviewer: DavidGlasses - - June 24, 2008
Subject: Great 'Ship of Fools'
Wow-- what a great 'Ship of Fols.'

I was at the preceding night's show, which had some really good moments (New Speedway, Days Between).
Reviewer: ex-head - - July 10, 2007
Subject: rainy show
I remember this show because I could not get in. I was with a bunch of friends and my sister. She got a ticket by selling grilled cheese sandwiches and got the miracle for 20 bucks. I stayed in the lot with the rain helping people get their cars out of the mud. I heard Wharf Rat from outside and could not believe I was not in there. Great show from the outside
Reviewer: chip711 - - January 12, 2007
Subject: last show
great show! it was my last of many
Reviewer: Gardenhead - - January 9, 2007
Subject: innocuous glass
i am listening this for the first time since i was there in '95.

i wish i was there right now almost more than anything... i have been out of control lately with the dead. this is fantastic (the wharf rat anyway).

i remember cutting my foot on glass that, when at the bottom of the puddle in the parking lot, looked smooth and innocuous. it hurt the next day.
Reviewer: Liamfinnegan - - September 8, 2006
Subject: Wharf Rat at Giants Stadium the week before
There was nothing wrong with that Wharf Rat- A trained ear can easily tell he was trying a reinterpretation- he did not forget when to start the lyrics- he extended the opening guitar work a few minutes- and throughout the song there were some different phrasings being tried out- nothing wrong with that
Reviewer: CAOAK75 - - May 26, 2006
Subject: Great Space > Wharf Rat
This was my third and last show. The night before was very unmemorable, but for this night, I was close to the stage and enjoyed the show much more. The highlight for me was Space>Wharf Rat. Space was very eery and foreboding towards the end, a great transition to Wharf Rat. The highlight of Wharf Rat was at one point when Jerry looked up from his guitar and smiled broadly at the audience - I remember smiling myself and feeling like, if only for the moment, the sun came out from the clouds for Jerry at this concert.
Reviewer: unbrobenchain???mighthavejustbroke - - December 15, 2005
Subject: brokedown )))
Ahh RFK our playground, then head down the road to biggest campground at the 95 rest area. Lol
Reviewer: FOBonly - - September 24, 2005
Subject: Great audio
Is this the Wally Stine audio?
Reviewer: FOBonly - - September 24, 2005
Subject: Great audio
Is this the Wally Stine audio?
Reviewer: deadtothecore - - July 9, 2005
Subject: The Rat
Say what you will but Jerry nailed Wharf Rat.

Rating is more emotion than reality.
Reviewer: gonzoc - - May 31, 2005
Subject: I don't know, maybe it was the TelePrompTer...
But the Fat Man nailed all the lyrics to Brokedown, which was as much as we could hope for by that point. It was that discouraging. Box was nice. Loose Lucy wasn't horrible. But seeing that Shakedown, and remembering even the one from 9/18/87, well....it was just sad.

But that Brokedown was the most fitting goodbye I could have asked for.
Reviewer: MrTan - - April 29, 2005
Subject: Last Show
Now, there was a girl who got struck by lightning in the parking lot before this show...bad omen? I really enjoyed this show even though it was the first time I rolled, which I have never done since. I really enjoyed the Shakedown St. opener, but to be quite honest, I don't recall much until drumz/space and the encore. This would be the last time I saw Jerry. God I'll miss the RFK experience, I feel very fortunate to have caught every show there since 91. The bongo tunnel "under the bridge" was to die for!!! Sorry I ended that sentence in a preposition.
Reviewer: lobster12 - - March 22, 2005
Subject: gave it a try
needed to try some more 95's because of the obvious reputation. Don't know what to say....Not very memorable. Rollin and tumblin was a big mistake. I guess the first set works on some level, and I'm assuming it must have been pouring out based on the second set song selection. Not as horrible as most 95's but "Very vanilla" to attempt to describe this.
Reviewer: wallyworld2 - - October 30, 2004
Subject: rfk 6.25.95
Great concert and nice sound.
Reviewer: Garavuso - - July 19, 2004
Subject: Redemption for Jerry
If anyone was at the Meadowlands show the week before, you'll know what I mean. He wrecked Wharf Rat at that one, perhaps prompting them to throw us the proverbial bone of Lucy in the Sky that night. On the 25th, however, he nailed it, and I was blissful.
I wanted Bruce to completely push them into Dancing in the Streets (even though I despise the song) during Shakedown - listen to the jam and tell me you don't hear it.
the Rain-Run to start the second set was pretty cool, and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Ship of Fools, spotty as it was. Damn, I even liked Samba that night.
Plus, the Jerry/Dylan pairing at the end of Dylan's set was great - I think they did Train to Cry, and Rainy day Women.
Anyway, it's probably the 2nd best show of the year, after 3/18/95. Enjoy
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